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Black Men Less Likely to Get Follow-Up MRI in Prostate Cancer Screening


A new study published in JAMA Network Open found that Black men are less likely to get follow-up MRI following an elevated Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. Black men get prostate cancer more frequently and die from the disease at higher rates than their white counterparts. MRI offers a less invasive way to diagnose prostate cancer following abnormal screening results. This study suggests that Black men may not be getting adequate follow-up care and when they do are often offered the more invasive biopsy option.

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